Traditional Danish food, modern fare, cooking classes, fine wine, and more March 16-20.

Tenley Fohl

Traditional Danish food, modern fare, cooking classes, fine wine, and more March 16-20.

24th Annual Taste of Solvang This Weekend

Traditional Danish Food, Modern Fare, Cooking Classes, Fine Wine, and More March 16-20

Once just a quirky pit stop, the Danish hamlet of Solvang is today a hub of good eats and great drinks, which will be celebrated this weekend, March 17-20, at the 24th Annual Taste of Solvang. In addition to the usual walk-around small bites and sips offered on Saturday and Sunday, here are a few special highlights, all at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall, except for the farm dinner:

Tenley Fohl

Opening Night Sip + Savor: Among the nearly two dozen food and drink purveyors, Friday’s welcome reception features Danish hot dogs from Village Modern Foods, cheese fondue and corn rye bread from Mad & Vin, diver scallops from First & Oak, shrubs from Broken Clock Vinegar Works, and lots of wine! Friday, 7 p.m., Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall

The Art of Smørrebrød and Æbleskiver: A descendant of one of Solvang’s founding families, Glenda Madrid will teach you to make open-faced sandwiches and pancake balls with style. Saturday, 11 a.m., Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall

Buttonwood Farm Dinner: A five-course dinner made by Chef Conrad Gonzales of Valle Fresh Catering will be paired with winemaker Karen Steinwachs’s finest bottles. Saturday, 6 p.m., Buttonwood Farm Winery

Bubbles, Brews & Brunch: Village Modern Foods serves eggs, Danish sausages, and a biscuit bar alongside Bloody Marys by Ascendant Spirits and special accoutrements from Bacon & Brine. Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall


To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Family Sues Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office For Wrongful Death

Five deputies shot Bryan Carreño 20 times.

County Race for Auditor-Controller Turns Ugly

An unexpected bloodbath erupts between Jen Christensen and Betsy Schaffer.

Gun Restraining Order Used 20 Times in Santa Barbara County

Only Los Angeles County used the order more frequently.

Four Westside Candidates Vie for City Council Seat

The election for a District 3 representative will be held on June 5.

City Extends Permit Fast-Track Program

Storefront vacancies have dropped 2 percent since program launched in August.